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Why widening access to the medical profession should matter to us all

13 October 2016
How an extended medical programme at King's College London is helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds overcome barriers to the medical profession.

An employer perspective on social mobility: why we need to work together to give everyone a chance

11 October 2016
​It is a sad truth that the economic and social position of a student's family has the greatest impact on their access to university and their success while they are there.

Improving social mobility: a challenge for universities, a challenge for everyone

10 October 2016
Today we launched our report on social mobility. After analysing the evidence and extensive consultation, we have come up with recommendations which we think will help universities play an even greater role in helping to improve social mobility in England

Annual conference: university sector has much to discuss

5 September 2016
Tomorrow and Wednesday, Nottingham Trent University hosts Universities UK’s 2016 annual conference: an occasion when we put to one side our areas of competition – for students, staff, research grants, project investment and league table positions – and c

What to look out for in university admissions this summer

27 July 2016
The university admissions process is playing an increasingly prominent role in achieving government policy objectives in England through student choice and competition between institutions.

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How universities can promote student volunteering and social action

11 May 2016
Finding wins in life is not always easy, but for Sir Anthony Seldon, having universities actively facilitating social action among young people could be a rare and supreme example.

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Graduate earnings – the only measure of student success?

13 April 2016
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published a major study comparing graduate earnings.

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Admissions 2016: UCAS January deadline figures

4 February 2016
Eleanor Jubb unpacks the UCAS January deadline application figures and finds stability in the sector.